HR gurus, these 5 Austin startups are hiring in your department

April 19, 2017

Human resources is a tough gig. While many other departments have tangible ways to measure effectiveness, HR is often responsible for overseeing company culture and making sure employees are happy. This usually lies on top of other core responsibilities that entail communicating labor laws and changes, benefits and recruiting.

In a city full of startups, as these companies grow so does that demand for an HR specialist. Take a look at these five companies hiring HR and recruiting pros now.


Launched in 2009, Shopgate helps retailers establish a mobile shopping experience by offering to design and develop the apps and market said apps using optimization, reporting and push notification management tools. The company continues to grow, with offices in Germany, Poland and with an ever expanding team here in Austin.

Open job: Corporate Recruiter

What they are looking for: A seasoned recruiter ready to blow the socks off every candidate that comes through the Shopgate recruiting process by delivering a world class experience every step of the way.




Main Street Hub makes it easy for small businesses to manage their online interactions. Their platform combined with an assigned team of writers, designers, and tech experts removes the business owner's responsibilities of upkeeping their social media network by doing it for them. 

Open Job: HR Manager

What they are looking for: An HR pro with 7+ years experience in a startup, high-volume sales, high growth or professional services environment. This individual needs to have awesome coaching, influencing, problem-solving and facilitation skills with proven successes in developing a retention and rewards program that meets the client's needs. 



The Headspring team develops software, cloud and mobile applications for clients. Additionally, if an interested client is unsure of where to begin, the Headspring team offers portfolio rationalization services to research and strategize starting points. The company launched in 2001 and has grown to a team of nearly 100 employees.

Open Job: People Manager

What they are looking for: A self-driven utility player, willing, flexible and ready to take on a number of projects at a time. Preference for those with a strong background in recruiting, with experience developing recruiting programs in the tech sector.



CognitiveScale’s AI platform emulates the human ability of cognitive thinking. Their machine learning systems support the commerce, healthcare and financial services industries by deciphering the colossal amounts of data gathered internally and through third parties, offering intel and strategic decision-making advice.  

Open job: HR and Talent Manager

What they are looking for: A highly energetic HR pro capable of handling sensitive employee relations with finesse with strong follow-through skills. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in HR or a relative field and have at least five years of experience in an HR generalist/manager role. Bonus if you’re a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).


The engagement agency Drumroll builds customer relationships between brands and their consumers, making connections between the two in overlooked opportunities. As they simply put it, they build brand love.

Open job: Recruiting Manager

What they are looking for: In addition to the usual previous HR and recruiting experience, what this team is really after is an extrovert who is genuine, good at communicating, and someone who likes to have a good time but is always putting the company and its employees first. Smiley face stickers for those who have prior experience working for a creative agency.



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